James Brown, born on May 3, 1933, in Barnwell, South Carolina, was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer who became known as the “Godfather of Soul.” With his electrifying stage presence, infectious rhythms, and soulful voice, Brown revolutionized the music industry and left an indelible mark on popular music. Brown’s career spanned several decades, starting
Barry White, born on September 12, 1944, in Galveston, Texas, was an American singer, songwriter, and producer known for his deep, velvety voice and romantic soul ballads. With his smooth baritone vocals and lush orchestral arrangements, White became an icon of 1970s soul music and one of the most successful artists of his time. White’s
David Ruffin, born on January 18, 1941, in Whynot, Mississippi, was an American soul singer and one of the lead vocalists of the legendary Motown group The Temptations. Known for his powerful and emotive voice, Ruffin’s contributions to the group helped define the Motown sound and solidify their status as one of the most successful
Waylon Jennings, born on June 15, 1937, in Littlefield, Texas, was an American country music legend. Renowned for his distinctive baritone voice, outlaw image, and rebellious spirit, Jennings played a pivotal role in shaping the outlaw country movement of the 1970s. Jennings’ career took off in the 1960s, with his early hits including “Only Daddy
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By Amaka Watson, Defender Network Hurricane season is here, meaning the time has come to prepare for natural disasters that traditionally impact America’s southern states. Preparation is key when it comes to catastrophic events. Individuals and families must take proactive steps to safeguard themselves against potential storms. Here are the top five steps you can
By Maya Richard-Craven, Word in Black Imagine a world where Black folks experience liberation. We receive reparations for centuries of racial harms. Compensation goes beyond making amends for the atrocities committed during slavery. And the environmental problems affecting Black people get addressed head-on. If the promised 40 acres and a mule had been given, that
By Askya Alexander, Special to the AFRO The Mental Health America Conference hosted a weeklong event in Washington, D.C. from June 6 to June 10. The organization brought renowned experts, practitioners and advocates from across the country to address the pressing challenges surrounding mental health. This year’s theme happened to bring a particular emphasis on